In addition to the annual monies it receives, GANS has an account known as the Community Development Account (CDA). The interest on this account is also distributed as per the terms of the Memorandum of Agreement.
How much money does Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia receive?
The funds received through the VLT formula have experienced a steady decline in the last number of years, as a direct result of recent actions taken to reduce the number of VLT machines in Nova Scotia.
Since 2004, GANS has received the following amounts through the VLT formula:
2004-2005 - $953,060
2005–2006 - $842,198
2006–2007 - $709,455
2007-2008 - $662,592
2008-2009 - $655,218
2009-2010 - $630,876
2010-2011 - $595,724
What does GANS do with its funds? Where does our money go?
The Memorandum of Agreement between Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia and the Department of Health and Wellness outlines the disbursement of funds. Simply put, the operating costs for GANS are taken from the total revenue and the remaining balance is disbursed accordingly.